Deal v. United StatesAnnotate this Case
274 U.S. 277 (1927)
U.S. Supreme Court
Deal v. United States, 274 U.S. 277 (1927)
Deal v. United States
Submitted April 25, 1927
Decided May 16, 1927
274 U.S. 277
1. A postmaster is not liable as an insurer under Rev.Stats. § 3846 for the loss of a registered package containing money which belongs to the United States but which is not such that it may be "ordered by the Postmaster General to be transferred or paid out." P. 274 U. S. 279.
2. Under Postal Regulation of 1913, §§ 291 and 940, a postmaster and his surety are responsible for registered mail "lost or rifled," when the post office "has been robbed," only if the "depredation or loss be due to negligence or disregard of the Regulations." P. 274 U. S. 280.
3. Charge for witness travel outside the district are not taxable against a defeated party to a civil action in the District Court for Alaska. P. 274 U. S. 284.
11 F.2d 3 reversed.
Certiorari (271 U.S. 656) to a judgment of the circuit court of appeals which affirmed a judgment of the district court for the Territory of Alaska in favor of the United States in a suit against a postmaster and his surety for money abstracted from a registered package.
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